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Q: I met a guy who told me he could get me an apartment . I went and bought 2 money orders, one for the application fee and

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Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 5, 2019

There must be more to the story; what you describe doesn't detail a criminal offense. Why are you "hunted by the police"? What charges are you facing? Is a warrant outstanding for your arrest? Get with an attorney. Good luck.

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Q: Do paralegals have to be licensed in texas in order to investigate and interview clients while working for an attorney.

Roy Lee Warren answered on Sep 4, 2019

Thank you for your question. The answer is: No, but they generally would get paid more with a license. They are allowed to work under the lawyer's license and therefore have privileges.

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Q: If I get charged out of texas and I'm originally on probation in texas but have been transferred to Louisiana probation

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Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 3, 2019

Hire a criminal defense attorney who does regular work in the small Texas town where this is happening. It sounds like you feel the entire town is corrupt but you should be aware that big-city attorneys sometimes get "hometowned" in the rural areas. If you can't someone you trust from the exact... Read more »

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Q: Any advice or steps is appreciated. My 14 year old daughter was sexually assaulted by her ex boyfriend. i have a police

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 3, 2019

You could contact the District Attorney's Office and ask about applying for a Sexual Assault Protective Order based on chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

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Q: Is a person having a parole violation warrant probable cause?

They were driving someone else's vehicle. Who was present and never asked permission. When this was mentioned the officer told her his warrant was probable cause.

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 3, 2019

An officer doesn't need a vehicle owner's permission to arrest the driver on an active warrant.

If you are asking about permission to SEARCH the vehicle then please read the case of Arizona v. Gant and rules around "search incident to arrest."

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Q: What happens if i show up for court and my court appointed lawyer doesn’t show up

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 3, 2019

The case will probably be reset for a different date. However, if the roles were reversed and your attorney showed up and you didn't... the attorney would do whatever she could to try to convince the judge not to forfeit your bond and remand you to jail pending trial.

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Q: My mother was scammed in texas..by sending money for a " sweetstakes" ..another woman was scammed into sending a cashier

Chashiers check to my mom who deposited it in her account and wired money as instructed to the scammer...ive just found out she is facing charges IN NEW JERSEY!! ( we are in texas) can that even be legal?

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 3, 2019

No. Report it to the authorities

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Q: How do I help my father get an evidentiary hearing?

My father is in prison and has been appeal his case for 3 years. He's now in the federal courts with it and he needs an evidentiary hearing.

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 2, 2019

Retain counsel for him

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Q: What are the laws regarding organized criminal activities & organized crime?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 27, 2019

I suggest you google. Way too complex and expansive for this venue

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Q: My daughter is currently in custody charge is Burglary of Habitation.

A day after being transferred from Bexar County to Aransas County an additional charge was added, engaged in organized criminal activity. Bexar county had a $50000 bond and Aransas County issued no bond. She has never been in any kind of trouble she is a mother of 3 small ones. The Sheriffs... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 27, 2019

No attorney can provide the correct advice over the internet with the limited information.

Your daughter sounds desperate and when one is desperate, rational decisions are not made.

For the same reason you would not rely on a diagnosis by a doctor made over the internet, you should...
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Q: What do I do if my son was gunned down and I spoke with an eyewitness that saw an officer of the law shoot 3 times

The office has not came forward with information

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 27, 2019

I am very sorry this happened. On the Criminal Law side of this situation, you can ask the law enforcement agency for an explanation. Ask them if there is any disciplinary action against the officer. Ask them if there is a current investigation into what happened. Ask them WHEN they can tell... Read more »

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Q: I’ve been engaged for 5 years , live together and recently bought a new vehicle for my daily use.

We purchased it for my sole use to get kids back and forth to school etc. He works out of town and is only home 6 days a month. Two days ago he told me he was seeing someone else and to

Pack and move out of his house. Since then I’ve found out when he went to the dealership to ay the... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 27, 2019

The easiest thing might be to rent a U-Haul for a one-way move and count your blessings that you never tied the knot.

In Texas, a resident can refuse to leave unless formally evicted by a court... you can even appeal the eviction to a higher court and drag it out even longer. This seems...
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Q: Would it be illegal to order some Mimosa hostilis bark online for dying clothes?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 27, 2019

Put another way, "Is a claim of dying clothes with bark containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT) good enough for reasonable doubt in a potential future prosecution for violation of section 481.103(a)(5) the Texas Health and Safety Code?"

I don't know the answer but I wouldn't count on it. Maybe...
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Q: How do I get in contact with my PO if she’s not answering my calls or emails?

I have been trying to get in contact with my PO for about two weeks now in regards for a travel pass for this weekend. When I met with my PO last month she said “getting a travel pass is no problem, just contact me a week before wherever your going and I can get you one” yeah right! This lady... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 27, 2019

Call the main office and ask to talk to her supervisor or team leader. The supervisor can give written approval for your trip or at least put you in contact with someone who can.

If you can't reach either of them, keep calling around. Get creative. Here in Travis County, the Adult...
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Q: My husband been in tdc for a year now and detective came and questioned him about a murder then a week later he was

Shipped to Harris County and it says for murder does that mean he’s being convicted of the murder or they brought him down to try to testify against the actual killer they have in custody because when it happened they had pics of my husband wanted for questioning he talk to them he wasn’t... Read more »

Sharita Blacknall answered on Aug 25, 2019

Your question does not have enough of the specific information needed for an attorney to give a specific response. It is probably best for your husband to hire an attorney who can advise him regarding his rights in this situation and guide him on the best course of action.

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Q: can the D.A. bring up a case the is over 20 years old and add it to a new case to make the crime habitual?

Roy Lee Warren answered on Aug 22, 2019

Possibly, but it depends on the particular situation. The DA can make an enhancement allegations (from previous crimes) to increase the range of punishment, but you for sure will need the assistance of a lawyer. I do not believe it is fair to use previous criminal convictions to increase the level... Read more »

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Q: I was arrested on bogus stalking charges 145 days ago, I have not heard anything from the courts what do I do?

I can’t have this hanging over my head, I don’t have money for a lawyer, what can I do to help myself?

Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 21, 2019

Contact the criminal section of the County Clerk's Office in the county where the offense is alleged toi have happened.

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Q: I’m on probation and am worried I failed my second drug test. What should I expect the next time I go to see my PO?

Neither of the offenses I’m on probation for are drug related. I failed a drug test for the first time and completely stopped smoking, I got tested again about 30 days later and am worried I didn’t pass. I took an at home test and passed two and the third one came up positive for thc. I’m... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 21, 2019

I understand you worries, but there's nof much you can do now. Your UA will come back clean or not. You will be continued on probation or revoked. Call your attorney. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Texas on

Q: What type of lawyer does it need? Criminal or immigration or both?

A member of our community is currently in jail for Fraud use /Poss. of ID, Failed to ID, and ICE hold. Before that event, he was on an ICE bail. He entered with the United State with a different name. He is now married to an American citizen and 2 kids (with different mothers). He has a currently... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 20, 2019

Both.

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Q: I was arrested in Collin County Texas for possession of a controlled substance and endangerment to a child

I haven't been arrested since 2009 and my last possession charge was in 2002. What do u think I should do? And what may happen in ur opinion?

Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 19, 2019

Do you have felony convictions? If so, the punishment range for the new cases can be enhanced. Get with an attorney to discuss your situation. Good luck.

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